Vintage Shovel Pumpkin

6:00:00 AM

Sometimes I just want to turn everything I find 
into a pumpkin in the Fall. 

vintage shovel pumpkin

This little cutie started out life as a children's shovel. The kind that came with a metal pail back in the day.

I painted the head of the shovel with my favorite DIY orange chalky paint and the "stem" of the pumpkin a pretty light brown. 

vintage shovel painted with orange chalky paint

I added wired tendrils, a leaf and a bow using the glue gun. 

children's shovel pumpkin

and ended up with the cutest little junky shovel pumpkin!

Children's DIY shovel pumpkin

It looks great on my fall mantel along with all the other repurposed junky pumpkins!

repurposed pumpkins for a mantel

I made this DIY ladder a while back and it's been on my mantel ever since. 

repurposed wooden ladder DIY



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  1. Super cute Susan! Good to see you are still creating gems out of cast offs.

    1. Thanks so much Holly! Great to hear from you :) I'm plugging along, just having fun!

  2. Susan - this is so cute. Love you creativity going to share this on my facebook page this morning.

  3. This is adorable. I love the ladder too! Featuring you next Tuesday at Talk of the Town!

  4. Very, very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.


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